that advantage. particularly, harry, in midterm elections, that is a crucial difference. >> they have the passion. does this translate, though, to, in the end, political victory in the fall, because you look at some of the candidates who benefitted from tea party support, as they get closer to the election itself, they find themselves moving from the right closer to the center? >> well, i think there's two things going on. first, you have the tea party activists that do a lot of the hard spade work, going out, passing out bumpers stickers, putting yard signs. that's a critical part of the midterm election. you couple that with the larger narrative of this election, the bad economy, particularly on the left, the disconcerning developments in afghanistan. you add those three things together, the tea party activists being very upset, a bad economy, we have a critical jobs report this friday that will set the tone for the fall campaign, and on top of that, what's going on in afghanistan. the president will be speaking to the nation about iraq.